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Taking the Fourth Party Further? Considering a Shared Virtual Workspace for Arbitration

Protopsaltou, D. and Schultz, T. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.


Abstract: Presently, there is a growing interest in creating global virtual teams for online arbitration, in which collaboration proceeds across time zones as well as across geographical borders. The aim in this article is to study virtual shared workspaces. While trying to operate a constant interplay with collaboration technologies, we will describe new practices totally unheard of in dispute resolution. Virtual shared workspaces are graphical interfaces that allow several actors to interact simultaneously with the same virtual object. They can be used in online arbitration not to mediate, but rather to augment discussions by facilitating pleadings in cases involving complex factual situations, by providing very sophisticated ways to make allegations, to present facts, and to explain evidence. In this article, we analyse the collaboration, implementation and legal issues that arise from the use of this technology during arbitral proceedings.


@article{178,
  journal = {Information & Communications Technology Law},
  author = {Protopsaltou, D. and Schultz, T. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Taking the Fourth Party Further? Considering a Shared Virtual Workspace for Arbitration},
  publisher = {Taylor and Francis Group},
  volume = {Vol. 15},
  number = {No. 2},
  pages = {157-173},
  month = jun,
  year = {2006},
  topic = {Networked Collaborative Virtual Environments}
}